Civil Rights

Conservatives Score a Big Win in their Long War Against the Civil Rights Division
March 06, 2014

Senators claimed it was about Mumia Abu-Jamal, but the GOP has a shameful, decades-long record of blocking Civil Rights Division nominees

Environmentalists Made a Big Mistake by Focusing All Their Attention on Keystone
February 05, 2014

Calling the fight a civil rights issue was just wrong.

What Obama's New Task Force Should Do to Fight College Rape
January 23, 2014

Experts suggest the administration's way forward on campus sexual assault.

Why Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s New Miniseries About Civil Rights Matters More Than Ever
October 14, 2013

There was a Dickensian mood at the National Press Club when, on a stormy Wednesday last week, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The White Man Whose 'March on Washington' Speech You Should Remember Too
August 21, 2013

The 1963 March on Washington featured just one prominent white speaker.

How Mitch McConnell Enabled Barack Obama
He's won numerous tactical victories. His legacy will be strategic defeat
May 15, 2013

Being an obstructionist wasn't why he came to Washington.

No, a Sweeping Gay Marriage Ruling Won't Trigger a Backlash
March 26, 2013

Liberals fret that there'd be a backlash if the Supreme Court established a right to same-sex marriage. Here's why they shouldn't worry too much.